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Introducing “Lost Boy” Derek Marchewka

Introducing "Lost Boy" Derek Marchewka

Derek is the latest addition to this blog’s list of contributors, with one or two more expected within the next week… Read more about this blog’s recent evolution here.

Hello, I am Derek of London, Ontario. My place among the newly titled Lost Boys I’m not quite sure…

In terms of my interests, I am less interested in film and “entertainment” as I am obsessed with all the facets of literature and language. It has in fact been my two vacations involving Peter Knegt – at TIFF and Picton Picturefest – that have really immersed me with not only great movies but also the entire industry.

I currently feel very stifled in my last year of high school and feel that I’m more than prepared for university. It is getting very draining to be around those I feel I’m more matured and intelligent than. As well, I’m becoming incredibly stressed over attaining grades when I’m not sure if really they’ll serve my future. Perhaps this blog will prove as a good outlet for me.

Back on my passion for life, the thing which binds my existence and hopefully my future is my writing. For over a year I’ve been writing intensely and have authored two novellas, and am in the process of a third full-length novel. The first two A Cesspit of Creativity and Blur of Night are in fact writings about events in my life. The former is a recount of my time in a band, the second of a particularly absurd party I threw at my house.  As for the novel I’m working on now… maybe it’s better if I don’t mention it on my very first post. Regardless, I’ve been working day and night on this current book, and have found the entire process amazingly frustrating and rewarding. Friends often joke about me possibly suffering from Assberger’s disease, and they’re probably right to some extent.  


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